School Council 2017-03-14T11:40:20+00:00

The School Council is made up of representatives of each class, elected by their peers, and three staff.

Chair of our School Council

Taryn Critchard is our School Council’s Co-ordinator. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant since 2006.

Harry Meek is our School Council’s Assistant Co-ordinator. He has worked as our Caretaker since 2006 and also as a Midday Supervisor since 2012.

Julie Sieg-Hogg is the School Council Secretary

Pupil Voice Meeting held on 27 January 2017 at Yewstock School

Meeting held on 20 January 2017

Went to United Church to decorate our Christmas Tree 05 December 2016

Unveiling of the new sensory equipment at West Bay Park 01 December 2016

Meeting held at Westfield School 25 November 2016

Meeting held on 07 October 2016

Meeting held on 17 June 2016

West Bay play park

A FUNDING boost of £50,000 has been awarded to enhance a popular play area in West Bay.

The West Bay Play Area Steering Group have been recently handed the funds, which will go towards extending the area to include facilities for children, young people and adults with disabilities.

The money was available from government funding held by Dorset County Council, which can be used to improve opportunities for children and young people who are disabled.

Town surveyor Daryl Chambers has now produced plans that double the size of the existing area and include ‘just about everything’ on a very long wish list.

The plans follow months of consultation with various groups, including Mountjoy School in Beaminster, The Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport and the Fishermans Arms and Flood Lane Day Centres.

Arthur Woodgate, chair of the Bridport Young Persons Action Trust (BYPAT) charity, said: “We intend that the new equipment will be multi use and be able to be used side by side by those with disabilities and those who are able bodied.

“We’re not forgetting the wishes of the young people who helped create the existing area; this play park enhancement is for everyone whatever their age.”

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The play park enhancement initiative, which is a partnership between BYPAT and Bridport Town Council, has already attracted the support of Bridport charities the Lions Club and the Round Table.

Thanks to the £50,000 boost, half of the necessary funding has now been achieved and an appeal will be made for help to raise the rest of the funds.

West Dorset resident Debbie Bird, who has remained involved in the play park project since she was at school more than seven years ago, said: “It’s fantastic that the play area we raised funds for and designed to be for everyone really will now be for everyone, young, old, disabled and able-bodied.”

Cllr Ros Kayes, Dorset County Council member for Bridport, said she was delighted to be supporting the community project.

She added: I know how hard all those involved, especially the young people, have worked in the design process.

“This project will provide a wonderful, free, accessible play area for children in the local community – particularly for disadvantaged people of all ages.

“In addition, this will be a valued facility for local short break providers, children’s centres, disability support groups and our special schools in west and north Dorset.”

For more information on the play park project email d.chambers@bridport-tc.gov.uk or a.c.woodgate@btinternet.com.